Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts & En Plein Air

*36th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts*
Show: September 13-16, 2018: Joseph, Oregon
Venues:  Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (JCAC) & Mt. Joseph Lodge (across the street from JCAC)


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Since 1982, Joseph Oregon has been welcoming Artists and Art Lovers to the Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. Please join us for this special attraction featuring the best of local, regional and national fine artists working in a wide variety of media. This is our 36th year and we’ve made some changes to our festival  — venue, events and more. We’ve mixed it up a little and we think you are going to like what we are planning.

First, we’re moving our festival to the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (403 N. Main Street, Joseph, OR  97846) and our Quick Draw and En Plein Air events will take place at the Mt. Joseph Lodge (directly across the street from the Josephy Center – 404 N. Main Street).

This year we are featuring over 65 artists and over 125 pieces of artwork in the Festival’s Big Night. Over 15 artists will be participating in the En Plein Air and 17 artists will be creating special pieces of art in 90 minutes during the Quick Draw on Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Joseph Lodge’s garden. There’s a silent auction of the Quick Draw pieces during and until 4 pm. Please check our schedule for complete details (below). Tickets for the Arts Festival Opening Reception are on sale at Beecrowbee, Bookloft and the Josephy Center. Advanced tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.  Each attendee will receive a hand-painted wine glass to help celebrate the evening.

Our judge this year is Cory Peele  – Cory W. Peeke received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and his MFA from the University of Idaho. Cory is Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon where he also serves as Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Nightingale Gallery. He is represented by Gallery I M A in Seattle, Washington. https://corypeeke.com/home.html

Also featured in the Festival is a beautiful raffle piece by artist Tom Clevenger. Tom has graciously donated one of his amazing segmented wood turning pieces called Chocolate Adobe. It’s made from 385 pieces of Peruvian Walnut, bubinga and maple, valued at $1900. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Josephy Center’s Youth Art Program and the OK Theatre’s new film screen. Tickets are $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

Show runs at Josephy Center through Oct. 2

This Year’s Schedule